Kia Sorento Reviews from South Africa

2005 Kia Sorento EX 2.5 turbo diesel

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance197000 kilometres
Previous carKia Sportage

Summary:

Exceptional value for value for money, and as good as any other SUV, on or off road

Faults:

One fog light has had to be replaced twice over the years. Otherwise, absolutely nothing has gone wrong or proven to be a concern, let alone a problem.

General Comments:

This is an extraordinarily good vehicle.

On tar, it handles as though on rails. Off road, it is as good as any other SUV, and will go anywhere the others can - at a fraction of the cost of Jeeps, M-series and X-series from their respective makers.

I cannot understand why anybody would pay so much more just for the prestige of a badge, because nothing is that much better to warrant a higher purchase price. This vehicle is exceptional for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2012

2003 Kia Sorento LX 2.5 turbo diesel

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Superb

Faults:

Absolutely no problems.

General Comments:

It is very reliable and comfortable. It pulls like a steam train, ample power to tow my caravan (1400 kg).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2011

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews